Jhajjar District, with population of about 9.6 lakh is Haryana's the 6th least populous district, located in the state Haryana in India. Total geographical area of Jhajjar district is 1834 km2 and it is the 10th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 523 persons per km2. There are 4 sub districts in the district, among them Bahadurgarh is the most populous sub district with population of about 4 lakh and Matenhail is the least populous sub district with population of about 1.4 lakh.

There are 3 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Bahadurgarh (M Cl) Municipal Council; Jhajjar (MC) and Beri (MC) Municipal Committees.

Demographics

The district is home to about 9.6 lakh people, among them about 5.1 lakh (54%) are male and about 4.4 lakh (46%) are female. 82% of the whole population are from general caste, 18% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Jhajjar district is 13%, among them 56% are boys and 44% are girls. There are about 1.9 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 75% (about 7.2 lakh) live in Jhajjar District rural part and 25% (about 2.4 lakh) population live in the Jhajjar District urban part. Rural population density of Jhajjar district is 408 and urban population density is 3000 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Jhajjar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 958,405 787,957 170,448 0 120,051
Male 514,667 423,811 90,856 0 67,380
Female 443,738 364,146 79,592 0 52,671

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Jhajjar

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Bahadurgarh 403746 Dighal 14146 Bahadurgarh (M Cl) 170767
Jhajjar 258595 Chhara 12989 Jhajjar (MC) 48424
Beri 155791 Badli 12670 Beri (MC) 15934
Matenhail 140273 Mandothi 10612 Ladrawan (CT) 6905
Majra 9367 Faizabad (CT) 1309
Rohad 9256
Matanhail 8644
Barhana 8600
Dulhera 8586
Bupania 8162

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 99% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 863.

Religion wise population 2011 - Jhajjar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 958,405 945,693 8,247 734 1,042 105 645 22 1,917
Male 514,667 507,499 4,620 416 619 58 331 12 1,112
Female 443,738 438,194 3,627 318 423 47 314 10 805

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 8.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 8.8 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 9.9% which is 1.9% higher than male population growth rate of 8%. General caste population has increased by 8.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 8.9% and child population has decreased by -8.9% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Jhajjar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 8.9% 8.9% 8.9% 0% -8.9%
Male 8% 8.1% 7.4% 0% -7.9%
Female 9.9% 9.8% 10.6% 0% -10.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 862 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 859, in schedule caste is 876. There are 782 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the district. Overall sex ratio in the district has increased by 15 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 19 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Jhajjar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 15 13 26 0 -19
2011 862 859 876 0 782
2001 847 846 850 0 801

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Jhajjar

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Jhajjar 883 Isarhera 1000 Faizabad (CT) 954
Beri 868 Nilaheri 989 Jhajjar (MC) 886
Matenhail 859 Koka 985 Bahadurgarh (M Cl) 862
Bahadurgarh 848 Durina 977 Beri (MC) 861
Babepur 973 Ladrawan (CT) 809
Kutani 971
Islamgarh 960
Patasni 960
Mundsa 954
Jatwara 949

Literacy

Total about 6.8 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 4 lakh are male and about 2.8 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Jhajjar is 81%. 89% of male and 71% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Jhajjar

Total Male Female
Change 8.2% 6.0% 11.1%
2011 80.6% 89.3% 70.7%
2001 72.4% 83.3% 59.6%

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Jhajjar

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Bahadurgarh 83 Isarhera 90 Faizabad (CT) 87
Jhajjar 80 Jhajjar (Rural) 88 Bahadurgarh (M Cl) 85
Beri 79 Desalpur 87 Jhajjar (MC) 84
Matenhail 77 Sheojipura 87 Beri (MC) 81
Dever Khana 86 Ladrawan (CT) 70
Sarai Aurangabad 86
Mukandpur 86
Durina 86
Balaur 86
Bhadana 86

Workers profile

Jhajjar has 34% (about 3.3 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 49% male and 17% female population are working population. 40% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Jhajjar

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 34.1% 25.7% 8.4% 65.9%
Male 48.6% 40% 8.6% 51.4%
Female 17.2% 9.1% 8.1% 82.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Jhajjar

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Chhara 32.4 Jhajjar (MC) 36
Badli 32.4 Bahadurgarh (M Cl) 29.5
Dighal 30.6 Ladrawan (CT) 8.7
Jhajjar (Rural) 28.6 Faizabad (CT) 4.3
Matanhail 27.5 Beri (MC) 2.6
Majra 26.1
Mandothi 25.6
Birohar 22.5
Patoda 19.9
Dubaldhan Kirmian 18.6